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Electoral College

            The Electoral College Should Be Abolished.
             In America, the candidate who wins the Electoral College wins the presidency. The Popular vote doesn't even count. The Electoral College should be abolished and the popular vote should decide who our next president should be. Unfortunately for us because of the Electoral College we still don't have a future president after Bill Clinton term ends. The people's votes do not count in the Electoral College. The popular vote represents true democracy, because the people's votes count in choosing the president.
             The body that elects the presidents and vice-presidents of the United States is known as the Electoral College. Article 2, Section I, of the Constitution provides that, "Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole number of senators and representatives to which the state may be entitled in the congress: but no senator or representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector." ( 1.).
             The Constitution gives the legislature of each state the authority to decide how that state's presidential electors are chosen, and every state has if the voters shall directly elect the electors. After the electors have been chosen, they meet in their respective state capitals to cast their ballots. The problem with this is that people's votes don't count. The Electoral College is very undemocratic, especially since it could lead to the election of a president and vice president who received fewer popular votes than their opponents. Such a result would be unfair and might not be accepted as legitimate by the public. On sixteen occasions, a candidate has won an electoral majority though receiving less than 50 percent of the popular vote. In fact, on several occasions, the Electoral College has awarded the presidency to a candidate who lost the popular vote.

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